Legendary cinema icons Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O’Toole star in the screen adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ classic radio play. It takes place in a small Welsh harbour village, passing from night to day.
The film was very well received after its opening in 1971 at the Venice Festival. As Richard Burton said: “It is all about religion, sex and death – and it is a comic masterpiece.”
‘Among the Debrett of Welsh actors’ and David Jason, the film also stars Glynis Johns and Victor Spinetti –
Angharad Rees, dreaming deep of her wedding –
And Captain Cat, remembering his past love, the dead Rosie Probert.
The American Press was excellent. To promote the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas in 2014, the British Council has asked Andrew Sinclair to speak worldwide with his film of Under Milk Wood, already distributed in 30 countries.
The global project will be screened at “diplomatic premises, universities, schools, cultural centres, galleries, museums and film theatres”.
Sinclair will also be touring Britain with his show to speak at festivals, cultural centres –
At university towns and cities, particularly those with media centres, where he will talk on turning plays and novels into films.